The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council (ASEC), provides advice to the Minister and to the CEO of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) on the National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Management and Awareness. ASEC also supports the work of ASEA. Established on 1 July 2013, ASEC is made up of 10 members - a Chair and nine other members who have been selected for their experience and expertise with asbestos safety, public health, corporate governance or the representation of people with asbestos-related disease and their families. The members consist of: - a Chair - one member representing the Commonwealth - 4 members representing State, Territory and local governments - 1 member representing the interests of workers in Australia; - 1 member representing the interests of employers in Australia - 2 other members. Members are appointed by the Minister. The period of appointment must not be more than 3 years.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2013

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Liam O'Brien 18 March 2019 17 March 2022
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Melina Sehr 3 April 2019 2 April 2022
Member Mr. Tony Circelli 20 August 2018 19 August 2021
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